Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh

Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh

Born: November 28, 1951 in Madaba, Jordan

Died: September 23, 2023, in Amman, Jordan

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.

In Loving Memory of Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh

Born on November 28, 1951, in the picturesque town of Madaba, Jordan, Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh “Dr. Z” embarked on a remarkable journey through life that left an indelible mark on the medical community and the hearts of countless individuals. His extraordinary life’s odyssey came to a peaceful conclusion on September 23, 2023, in Amman, Jordan, surrounded by his beloved family. Dr. Zawaideh’s departure leaves an enduring legacy of compassion, commitment, and family love.

Dr. Zawaideh was born to Louis and Nabiha Zawaideh, and his formative years in Madaba instilled in him a profound sense of cultural richness and familial values. He shared his life’s journey with his late wife, Patricia Ann Harb, and together, they were blessed with two beautiful and dedicated children, Dr. Jay Louis and Kathryn Simone (wife of Joe Dunn). They were the loves of his life and the compass that kept him going.

In the latter chapter of his life, Dr. Zawaideh found love in the warm embrace of his devoted wife, Fida Twal. Ziad and Fida forged a partnership that exemplified love, resilience, and the power of companionship. Together, they combined their families, and Dr. Zawaideh’s love extended to his stepdaughters, Dr. Nasam and Farah AlTwal, whom he loved as his own.

Beyond his immediate family, Dr. Zawaideh was a central figure in a tapestry of relatives that included his brothers, Nabil (with his wife, Nidal Alqesyounan), Dr. Ghalib (with his wife, Dr. Nora Bisharat); his sisters: Najwa (wife of late Sami Karadsheh), Nabila (with her husband, Bassam Twal), Nelly (with her husband, Dr. David Dezia), Eman (with her husband, Sami Jmeian), Hanada (wife of late Ibrahim Arbash), and Lara (wife of late Matthew Syrocki). He is fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews spanning the globe.

Dr. Zawaideh’s educational journey led him to the University of Baghdad, where he earned his Medical Degree in 1976. Subsequently, he embarked on a new adventure, immigrating to the United States to pursue his dreams. In 1981, he made Omaha, Nebraska, his home and continued his medical education, completing a Family Medicine Residency at Creighton University Medical Center in 1986. It was in 1988 that he established his medical practice, Z Family Practice, at 4951 Center Street.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Zawaideh became the epitome of compassionate healthcare. His office was not just a medical practice but a sanctuary of care, where everyone who entered knew they would be treated with kindness, respect, and the highest standard of medical attention. Dr. Zawaideh possessed a unique gift – the ability to make his patients feel genuinely heard and valued, forming connections that transcended the confines of his clinic’s walls.

Dr. Zawaideh’s commitment to Family Medicine spanned decades. He was renowned for his dedication to continuous learning and willingness to go the extra mile for his patients, establishing himself as a trusted figure in Omaha’s medical community. He embraced the evolving healthcare landscape while remaining steadfast in providing unwaveringly compassionate care. Dr. Zawaideh connected with his patients on a personal level. From delivering their babies early in his career to becoming viewed as their hero after saving the lives of their beloved family members.

Dr. Zawaideh’s legacy will endure through the countless lives he touched and improved. His generosity, compassion, kindness, and unwavering dedication will forever resonate with patients, colleagues, friends, and family. His absence leaves a void that will be difficult to fill, but the impact of his life’s work will continue to shape the medical community and inspire future generations.

Dr. Ziad Zawaideh will be deeply missed, and his legacy of love, devotion to family, and commitment to his patients will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to have known him. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate a truly extraordinary life that continues to shine brightly through the lives he touched.

Family will receive friends Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 4-8PM and on Friday, October 6, 2023, from 4-7PM with a 7PM Rosary and Vigil Service all at West Center Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10AM at Christ The King Catholic Church

Entombment: Resurrection Cemetery


  • Kameel Shweihat Posted October 2, 2023 9:04 am

    My deepest condolences to the Zaweideh family, what a great loss of Dr Ziad Zawaydeh he was an amazing man love father and husband. He will be truly missed.

  • Mazen & Rita Zawaideh Posted October 2, 2023 10:18 am

    No words will ever reflect the loss we felt by his passing away

  • Julie Bartholomew Posted October 2, 2023 11:09 am

    This man and his wonderful family have been a part of my life for nearly nearly 30 years. I have loved them all like a second family. The loss of Dr. Z is devastating! I can’t imagine the world without him. He brought so much love to everyone he knew. He was a kind, generous man. I have such wonderful memories of spending time with him and his family over the years. I am forever changed by knowing him. Rest in peace dear friend…until we meet again. Sending much love to Fida, Kathryn, Jay Louis, Lara, and the rest of the entire Zawaideh family.

  • Renee Zawaideh ksar Posted October 2, 2023 12:14 pm

    From your cousin and all her family our deep condolences to all Dr zaid family and extended family and brothers and sisters..RIP Ziad.

  • Nicole Darcy Posted October 2, 2023 12:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine that he must have been a great father to have raised such a wonderful woman like Farah. May the God of peace surround you all with love and comfort, I am praying for all of his loved ones.

  • Jesica Armas Posted October 2, 2023 1:28 pm

    Dr. Z was an extraodinary Dr. and human being. Taking good care of My Grandfather, Mom, My Husband , My 2 boys and Myself. He was funny, compassionate and empathetic! .Sending our love and most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones all the way from Puerto Rico. You will be missed. Rest Easy Dr.

  • Ramzi issa khozouz Posted October 2, 2023 1:47 pm

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one, rest in peace my friend and colleague Dr Ziad. RIP

  • Stephanie C Posted October 2, 2023 3:09 pm

    Condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Z. He became my doctor nearly 30 years ago and I have always appreciated his medical care and the friendly, helpful environment he created at Z Family Practice. He had knowledge, compassion, and good jokes too. Thankful for it all. Praying for his repose and for comfort to his loved ones.

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  • Diana Marar Posted October 2, 2023 5:10 pm

    May God bless his soul and comfort his family. We will miss his beautiful and lovely spirit. He may rest in peace. His legacy will continue with his wife and kids. Our condolences and love to his family.

  • Pierce Lisa Posted October 2, 2023 5:36 pm

    My condolences to the family. Dr. Z was such a great man and a wonderful doctor of 30 years being my doctor I’m deeply saddened he will be truly missed by many. I LOVE YOU Z 🫶

  • Alexa Doueiry Fischer Posted October 2, 2023 5:48 pm

    I am saddened to hear this news.. Dr. Ziad was a funny and caring person. May he rest in peace and may God give his family and friends strength during this time.

  • MICHELE HERNANDEZ Posted October 2, 2023 7:05 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family of Dr.Z. He cared for my family for many many years. He brought my children safely into this world and cared for them well into adulthood. Heaven has received another ángel. Thank you Dr.Z. you will be missed.

  • Lyana Hattar Posted October 2, 2023 8:40 pm

    Please accept my condolences and respect while grieving the loss of a great person like Dr. Zawaideh. I never had the honor to meet him personally but after his passing my dear friend Nelly introduced me to this giant pillar of love and compassion. I found myself respecting Dr. Z and loving this amazing soul. What a great legacy Dr. Z has. I pray for the family and to all that loved him to be comforted knowing that he won his race here on earth and now it is his time to rest in peace. May his memory be eternal in the heart of every person that knew him. Love you Nelly and Lara

  • Jeanette Posted October 2, 2023 8:48 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family and to the staff who worked with for so many years. I have been a patient of Dr. Z for 15+ years and he was nothing but kind, attentive and caring to me every time I saw him. When I lost my own husband and had my 14 month old son to care for he provided me with words of comfort and encouragement. My heart goes out to his wife and children, may they find peace in these difficult times. ‘The Lord is close to those that in broken hearted and rescues those whose spirit is crushed. “ Psalm34:18

  • Rami Soudah Posted October 2, 2023 9:16 pm

    May he rest in peace. Though I have not personally met him, I know his life was incredibly happy surrounded by Fida, Nasam, and Farah. In this tragic time, take solace in knowing you have enriched his life in the same way you enrich the lives of everyone around you.

  • Doug and Amy Lindhorst Posted October 3, 2023 6:56 am

    Our deepest condolences to the Zawaideh Family and Friends. Ziad made such a huge impact on so many lives with the love, respect and generosity that he gave to the world. We are so fortunate to have known him and he will be greatly missed. We love you Ziad!

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  • Fred Ermel Posted October 3, 2023 10:30 am

    Dr. Z had been my family doctor for 40 years, birthed my oldest son, took great care of my family. He was like a long time friend, always asked about my family. He will be truly missed. My condolences to his family, I truly sorry for your loss. Rest in our Lord’s arms doc. Will miss you my friend. 😞

  • Stephenie Bazemore Poorker Posted October 3, 2023 11:54 am

    My sincere condolences to his family. Dr Z. Was a one of a kind doctor and person. I will always remember him with the smile he had walking into the exam room always putting his arm on my shoulder and shaking my hand. He delivered my first son 26 years ago and I will never forget him. May you rest in peace doc and see you some day.

  • Cassandra vacanti (Boand) Posted October 3, 2023 12:30 pm

    Dr. Zawaideh was a great man and doctor ! He will be deeply missed! Prayers to the family .

  • James Smits Posted October 3, 2023 1:50 pm

    Dr. Z was an amazing man with humour and grace for the entirety of my years as his patient as he cared for my young family from it’s early growth well into my children’s adulthood. My profound sorrow for your loss. May the peace and love he shared be visited upon your family during this time and going forward. Rest in peace Dr. Z

  • Dima Khozouz Khoury Posted October 3, 2023 3:36 pm

    My deepest condolences to the big loss of Dr. Zawaideh, May gid give strength to his family during this difficult time 🙏🏼Fida, Nassam and Farah, please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Kevin and Mary Duffy Posted October 3, 2023 3:44 pm

    So sorry to hear about Dr. Z. He was in practice with Dr. Barone. Both he and Dr. Barone will so kind and some of the best physicians. Dr. Z was very caring. Our sympathy to his family that is let to mourn him. He will be missed.

  • Mary Posted October 3, 2023 6:53 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences to Dr. Z’s family! The day that my beloved Grandfather was at home bedridden., he came to his home. My grandfather was very old and decided he wanted to be taken care of at home for the end of his life. The sun shinining in on him. Peaceful .familiar and comfottable environment. Dr. Z agreed.Thank you for your empathy and love during this time. May you rest in peace.

  • Melody Stock Posted October 3, 2023 9:10 pm

    Dr. Z has been my family doctor for 24 years. He is one of the most compassionate doctors I have been blessed to cross paths with. I learned throughout the years how amazing he truly is. He watched me grow up and bring my own children into the world. He advocated for my son through his troubling medical journey. I will forever love you Doctor Z and I am deeply grateful for your service and for being able to trust you with my family’s health. May your family, friends and staff find comfort during this hard time.

  • Janice Elks & Family Posted October 3, 2023 11:55 pm

    For over 30 years, Ziad Zawaideh has been our family caregiver, our neighbor, and our friend. He cared for and carried us through many good and bad times with genuine love, concern, and care. Our family send our deepest condolences, strength, and love to his family, friends, and staff. He is irreplaceable and the world will truly miss the smiles, laughter, comfort and joy he shared with us.

  • Jerry, Hanan & Family Posted October 4, 2023 8:35 am

    The echo of Dr. Z’s laugh and warmth will live forever in our hearts. Sending you all care and praying for strength at this most difficult of times. Rest in Eternal Peace, Ziad.

  • Lisa Neff Posted October 4, 2023 9:00 am

    My condolences to everyone in this time of great loss.

  • La’Shelle Pruitt Posted October 4, 2023 9:27 am

    My deepest Condolences to the family. Dr. Z was a great Dr to me and my children. He will be missed.

  • Mike Musgrave Posted October 4, 2023 12:36 pm

    He will be missed. I considered him a friend as well as my doctor. May he rest in the arms of our savior.

  • Lucinda Glynn Posted October 4, 2023 2:21 pm

    Wishing the family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Wishing the family the best in every moment. I am thinking of the family and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this time. Dr. Z cared for me my whole adult life and also brought my son into this world 28 years ago. I will miss him greatly!

  • Todd Bartusek Posted October 4, 2023 8:55 pm

    My condolences to your beautiful family!! Dr. Z was one of the kindest humans I have ever met! My kids always lloved going to his house for the “big candy bars”! He’d always invite us in with the most gracious and genuine smile!! He will be truly missed by so many!!! Sending thoughts and prayers from my family to yours!! Thinking about all of you in these difficult times!! May Dr Z rest in peace!!!

  • Lorees Tadros Posted October 5, 2023 11:54 pm

    Deepest condolences for the whole family
    Rest well in peace

  • Silvija Pozela Posted October 6, 2023 10:30 am

    DR Z will be missed dearly, he was a friend and our family doctor for many years. God bless him.

  • Sheldon Johnson Posted October 8, 2023 12:59 pm

    GOD BLESS YOU Dr.Zawaideh what extraordinary individual you were too me & my family for 36yrs much love & much love always Sheldon 🙏🏽

  • Rosemary Nolan Posted October 9, 2023 10:52 am

    My sincere sympathy to the family. I was a patient of Dr. Z’s for 38 years and many members of my family were also. We loved the man. He was more than a doctor. He was a friend. I remember most of all his fabulous memory. He would recall things that I had said 10 years ago, and remind me of those thoughts. He was amazing. We have suffered a great loss. I cannot imagine the medical community without him. This is a severe blow. God Bless his family and I’m sure God is having interesting conversations now that he is home.

  • Shameka Tate Posted October 9, 2023 6:35 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family of dearest Dr. Z

  • B Posted October 13, 2023 7:10 pm

    RIP Dr Z the gold across your chest will never out live your heart.

  • Frances A. Holeton Posted November 1, 2023 8:40 am

    Please know that my son and I will keep Dr. Z in prayer. He will be missed. Dr. Z had a way of caring that many times included humor as he attended to patient needs. He was unorthodox in some ways, which we appreciated, and through humor and kindness; we kept working towards the good. Rest in Peace Dr. Z.

  • Marsha Thompson Posted November 30, 2023 3:35 pm

    I’d like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family! Dr. Took great care of me and my children, whom he delivered!! I started see him when I was 19 and have never found another doctor to take the time to care for me. Since I move to Texas in 2012. This hurt different, he will be missed by many! Rest peacefully old friend!!

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